Club Meeting Report, Members Images - Tuesday 24th September 2013.

On Tuesday 24th September, Morpeth Camera Club Chairman Steve McDonald, introduced Mark Harrison, who presented
an evening of digital images on the theme of " Members Holiday Photographs ".

Mark opened the evening with his wide selection of photographs taken in Hexham, Royal Quays, glass reflections, urban
panoramas and very unusual views of the Infinity Bridge in Stockton-on-Tees.

Next up were new members Andrew and Ben Wade, with their show entitled ‘Over the Summer We......’ Photographs of
Honister Slate Mine, Newlands Valley, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, multiple image shots of golf swings, action shots of
power boat racing on the Tyne were included in their selection.

Chris Hills continued with his presentation of his hot air balloon trip and scenes of the Northumberland countryside. With
Chris’s passion for railways, vintage rally scenes, the Epping & Ongar Line, Bluebell Line, graphic railway posters, signs &
badges, and the Welsh Narrow Gauge Railway were all included in his presentation.

Chris Randall was next with photographs of his visit to the World Heritage site of Saltaire, Malham, in the Yorkshire Dales
and interesting photographs of the shoreline and rock pools of Arran.

Dave Bisset followed with scenes at Hartlepool Marina, Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge, a visit to York Railway Museum,
Sunderland Air show with action shots of the Red Arrows and vintage aircraft. Cloverley, the South Coast Trail, Ilfracombe
and Lundy were also among Dave’s selection of holiday shots.

Dave Illingworth included photographs of his trip to colourful Tromso in Norway, quarry workings, wind farms, action shots
of canoeists, motor cross and powerboat racing on the Tyne. Roman enactments, Viking invasion enactments on Lindisfarne
were also included in his selection.

Glyn Truman continued with his Shetland, Fair Isle and Orkney photographs with close-ups of a wide variety of sea birds
including, Terns, Storm Petrels, Shags, Great Skewers, Gannets and his usual great photographs of Puffins. A visit to the
Italian Chapel, 2nd World War wrecks and ancient stone circles concluded his presentation.

John Thompson’s photographs on his visit to Salford Quays, bridges, the ship canal, urban architecture, water activities,
and stunning panorama shots of Settle and the Ribblesdale Viaduct demonstrated, amazingly, what can be achieved when
using an iphone.

Steve McDonald followed with his photographs taken when climbing the Via Ferrata ‘Iron Paths’of the Dolomites. Some
amazingly scary shots of mountain passes, ravines, gorges and very basic ladder bridges used to cross these obstacles
were included in Steve’s presentation.

Thankfully, back down to ground level, Vince Rooker demonstrated his expertise in Still Life photography, detailed shots
in York Minster, and action shots at Burgham Park, his visit to Beamish, Tanfield, and atmospheric shots taken at Garloch.

The evening concluded with Davy Bolam, his passion for Newcastle United was evident in his photographs taken when he
attended an away game in Kharkiv in the Ukraine. Urban shots of statues, stunning churches, stark open spaces, street
scenes and the Metalist Stadium, nicknamed ‘The Spider’. Davy couldn’t resist showing a video clip of the winning goal,
the fans’ reaction & the atmosphere in the stadium, left no one in any doubt that they were ecstatic at the result!.

Club Chairman thanked everyone who had contributed to a very interesting evening, interspersed with friendly comments
and banter from the audience. Although presented under the guise of "members holiday photographs" these were certainly
not your usual "holiday snaps" and highlighted a wide variety of interests and styles of photography produced to a high
standard by club members.

Stephanie Robson.